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#Social Networking

# social-networking - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Like: San Marino restored to Eurovision after removing 'Facebook' from song Eurotrash This post contains videos

Like: San Marino restored to Eurovision after removing 'Facebook' from song

Valentina Monetta’s song ‘Facebook, Uh, Oh, Oh’ had been kicked out of the competition for trademark violation.

# social-networking - Monday 12 March, 2012

Average adult listens to over 3 hours of radio each day

Statistics compiled by Ipsos MRBI for JNLR show that the average adult listens to 196 minutes of radio broadcasts each day.

# social-networking - Friday 9 March, 2012

From #danafacts to #cardiff: top hashtags of the 31st Dáil’s first year

The government’s first year in office has seen Twitter debates over Miss Piggy, print toner and internship schemes.

# social-networking - Saturday 25 February, 2012

As Twitter hits 500m users, founder warns over 'unhealthy' usage Twitter

As Twitter hits 500m users, founder warns over 'unhealthy' usage

Biz Stone said he found coming to the site and then leaving again “much healthier engagement”.

# social-networking - Friday 3 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Average Facebook user gets more ‘Likes’ and comments than they give We Like This

Average Facebook user gets more ‘Likes’ and comments than they give

The average user tends to attract more ‘Likes’ and messages than they actually give out themselves, thanks to ‘power users’.

# social-networking - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Breastfeeding campaigners to protest at Facebook HQ in Dublin

Demonstrations will take place at Facebook offices in several cities across the world next week by protesters who are angry about Facebook deleting images of breastfeeding.

False alarm: Bebo isn't actually dead just yet Bebo This post contains images

False alarm: Bebo isn't actually dead just yet

2005′s most popular social network appeared to go offline last night, but the site says its downtime is not permanent.

# social-networking - Monday 30 January, 2012

Attention Facebook users: Timeline will soon be mandatory

If users don’t adopt the social network’s new feature in the next few weeks, Facebook will do it for them…

# social-networking - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Twitter says Google search changes are bad for internet users

Twitter has accused the search giant of boosting posts from its Google+ social network when returning search results – and ignoring information from other sites.

# social-networking - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Why we add and remove Facebook friends Facebook

Why we add and remove Facebook friends

A new survey highlights the reasons behind our friendly – and no so friendly – behaviour on Facebook.

# social-networking - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Social media use in Ireland no longer growing, poll finds

The number of people using Facebook has fallen slightly – but is still almost half the adult population.

# social-networking - Friday 16 December, 2011

Love/hate: Mixed reaction to Facebook’s new timeline feature Facebook This post contains images

Love/hate: Mixed reaction to Facebook’s new timeline feature

You can go back in time thanks to the new Facebook feature, Timeline – but what do the social networking site’s users think? We take a look at the reaction so far.

From The Daily Edge It's not Effin fair: Facebook 'allows other rude names in Limerick area' Effin

It's not Effin fair: Facebook 'allows other rude names in Limerick area'

Local points out that villages near banned Effin are called Nicker and Meanus and are allowed on the site (although nearby Bottomstown is blocked).

# social-networking - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

One to avoid: most overused word on Irish LinkedIn profiles is... motivated

Here’s the top 10 most overused words, or in other words, the ones you should avoid on your LinkedIn profile…

# social-networking - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Facebook aims to help prevent suicide

A programme being launched on the site, which has 800 million users, aims to put a person expressing suicidal thoughts in immediate contact with a crisis counsellor.

# social-networking - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Apple might fire employees for doing anything on this long list

The company’s strict guidelines for behaviour have been leaked, it’s a long list…

# social-networking - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge Salman Rushdie vs Facebook Facebook

Salman Rushdie vs Facebook

The author found himself up against Facebook when the social networking giant tried to make him use his birth name, Ahmed, on the site.

# social-networking - Friday 28 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Modern language being 'eroded' by Twitter, says actor Dumbing Down

Modern language being 'eroded' by Twitter, says actor

Ralph Fiennes believes truncated sentences, sound-bites and Twitter are eroding modern language.

Facebook adds “trusted friends” security feature

Who do you trust the most? Facebook wants to know so you can keep your account safe.

# social-networking - Saturday 15 October, 2011

Google announces death of ill-fated Buzz network

Google confirms it’s killing off its underfiring Buzz social network in order to focus on its more popular Google Plus service.

# social-networking - Friday 14 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Growing numbers of Brits leaving internet passwords in wills Beyond The Grave

Growing numbers of Brits leaving internet passwords in wills

A British survey says people are leaving their internet passwords for their loved ones to use, as lawyers encourage the practice.

# social-networking - Friday 7 October, 2011

Most jobseekers don't care about their social media activity

But employers do…about 25 per cent of recruiters check out potential candidates’ social networking profiles before offering them a job.

# social-networking - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Facebook and the controversial cookie

Has Facebook re-enabled a tracking cookie – and if so, what does it mean for Facebook users?

# social-networking - Monday 26 September, 2011

FACEBOOK HAS DENIED rumours that it is to begin charging for use, after thousands of users around the world fell for a scam advising them that monthly charges would begin from this morning. A post on the network’s official Facebook page confirmed that the company had “no plans to charge for Facebook. It’s free and always will be.” So, as you were, then.

# social-networking - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

EU 'falling short' in warning kids about dangers of social networking

An EU report says the average child starts using the internet at 7 – and that kids need educating on the dangers of networking.

# social-networking - Saturday 10 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge New social network matches friends by... intestinal bacteria Too Much Information?

New social network matches friends by... intestinal bacteria

Talk about social: it’s new, it’s exclusive, and signing up involves having to send a stool sample to Germany.

# social-networking - Saturday 27 August, 2011

US judge blocks law limiting Facebook chats between students and teachers USA

US judge blocks law limiting Facebook chats between students and teachers

The law prohibited private social networking between teachers and students, but the judge said it would have a “chilling effect” on freedom of speech.

# social-networking - Thursday 25 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary Say What?

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary

A new Chambers Dictionary includes “BFF” and “unfriending” – but not “sexting”. Find out which other words made the cut…

# social-networking - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Facebook's 'Like' button could be in breach of EU law - German official

Data protection officials in one German state have ordered the Like button to be removed from websites, claiming a legal breach.

# social-networking - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight Splash Mob

Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight

Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.

# social-networking - Monday 15 August, 2011

Students '12 times more likely' to communicate through Facebook than email

A survey commissioned by Blue Coat Systems says only 6 per cent of students would choose email as their first method of contact.

# social-networking - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Facebook’s latest venture: merging your email with your texts

The Facebook Messenger app, to be launched in the coming hours, will merge your text message inbox with your Facebook one.

From The Daily Edge Ryan Tubridy bids farewell to Twitter... and Twitter reacts Goodbye This post contains images

Ryan Tubridy bids farewell to Twitter... and Twitter reacts

Tubridy has posted was he said was his “last tweet”, saying #goodbye to what he calls a “curious” social medium.

# social-networking - Friday 15 July, 2011

Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries Google Plus This post contains videos

Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries

Users will now be able to hide their gender identity from other Google Plus members, while statistics reveal that three quarters of users are male.

# social-networking - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Belarus blocks Twitter and Facebook in bid to prevent protests Blocked This post contains images

Belarus blocks Twitter and Facebook in bid to prevent protests

In photos: Social networking sites blocked as Belarus celebrates its independence with military parade through the capital.

# social-networking - Thursday 30 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: How social media conquered the world - in four minutes Work Can Wait

Watch: How social media conquered the world - in four minutes

One in five couples meet online and the same number blame Facebook for their divorces, according to this new video on the power of social networking.

Everything you need to know about Google Plus Google Plus This post contains videos

Everything you need to know about Google Plus

This week Google introduced its own social networking service which it promises will revolutionise online communication. So what’s it all about?

# social-networking - Sunday 26 June, 2011

MySpace founder says he cringes at his own profile page - report

Chris DeWolfe, one of the men behind the social networking site, has said that people that took it over “didn’t have it in their DNA”.

# social-networking - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Facebook ready to release iPad app

iPad users have had to wait over a year for an official Facebook app.

# social-networking - Saturday 18 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s Fix: Irish woman dies in Australian road accident; Adams calls for united Ireland; Ireland’s social network obsession; Norris targets the quilters; and Niland’s Wimbledon dream.